With the hottest summer in living memory just completing, and the strong likelihood that future summers could be even hotter, many homeowners will be planning a swimming pool for their backyard in time for the next heatwave. This is not a project that can be done in a couple of weeks, so the autumn and winter months are the best times to start so that the pool is ready for summer.
Start with a Pool Company with a Good Reputation
If you are one of these homeowners, then you need to know what is involved in getting your pool project up and running. Choosing a reputable pool building company to guide you through the planning and construction process is the first step. At this point, you will need to decide on the size, shape and location of the pool, including the pool enclosure boundaries.
Work out Your Ideal Design Plan
Your pool’s design plan is developed from these decisions with the help of your pool builder. This design plan will be needed for the council planning application. The installation must be compliant with all council and state government regulations, so applications can take up to six weeks or longer for approval. No work can begin on the pool construction during this time.
The first time we become involved is when we are contacted by the pool builder to start work on the excavation. This is just one of the services we offer our clients here at Dee Gees Bobcats. In the hands of our experienced operators, our quality excavation equipment will prepare the site with minimal disruption to the rest of your site and your family routine.
Start Early to Beat the Summer Waiting List
As soon as the application is approved, your builder will place the project into their schedule. We recommend that you start this process as soon as possible, as most pool builders have a waiting list of clients. Everyone wants their pool to be ready for summer so the sooner you have your plans approved, the sooner construction can start.
Make Sure you Include Everything you Want
We like to remind clients, that installing a pool is a major cost that, when done well, can add value to the whole property. For this reason, it is worth taking the time to research different types and shapes, consider the type of pool surrounds you would like and other work such as new garden beds, shade sails and barbeque areas.
Once the pool is in the ground, trying to fix things you don’t like will be expensive and disruptive. Don’t rush, think it through and you will be relaxing next summer around your perfect pool.